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March 8, 2018

Specially Designed Conference for Experienced Practitioners

 Will Cover Critical Issues in Commercial Finance


PHILADELPHIA, March 8, 2018.  American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education (ALI CLE) has announced that Advanced Commercial Finance 2018: Critical Issues Below the Surface will be held on May 11, 2018, in New York City. Through sophisticated guidance, this fast-paced program will offer high-level insights on the most significant and often overlooked challenges around secured lending transactions and applicable strategies for tackling them.  


The Advanced Commercial Finance 2018 conference is specifically designed for experienced practitioners. The national faculty will include law professors with significant scholarship, members of the Editorial Board for the Uniform Commercial Code, and practitioners with decades of experience in guiding clients through major commercial transactions. This course's smaller classroom setting provides generous opportunity for direct interaction with the distinguished faculty and fellow attendees. 


Topics to be addressed at the conference include: 

·       Who is the debtor? Trusts, business trusts, LLPs, and series LLCs 

·       Consignments and reclamation rights: When does the cosigner or seller win? 

·       Receivable financing: Is there a present right to a future receivable? 

·       Security interests in deposit accounts: When does a lien creditor trump a deposit account

control agreement? 

·       Proceeds: How long does attachment, perfection, and priority last? 

·       Article 9 v. equitable principles: Who wins?

·       Does Article 9 capture Going Concern Value?


"This advanced program was created by a faculty counted among the most experienced and sophisticated authorities and practitioners of commercial finance law,” said Planning Co-Chair, Patrick A. Guida of Duffy & Sweeney, Ltd. of Providence, Rhode Island. “The presentations were crafted for those with a strong foundation in commercial law. Although challenging and fast-paced, the program will accommodate ample opportunity for discussion.”


To learn more about this program and to register for the in-person course or webcast, click here. 


About American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education 


American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education is the continuing legal education division of the American Law Institute. American Law Institute CLE, a non-profit organization, is committed to the work of promoting continuing professional education for lawyers throughout the United States and to creating standards to ensure quality and relevance in CLE programs. American Law Institute CLE is constantly evolving to meet the needs of the legal profession, furthering a tradition of unparalleled service to lawyers. Follow the latest announcements and news at and on Twitter @ALI_CLE. 

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